AHRA Phoenix 1971 - Bee Line
Footage from the AHRA race at Bee Line (Phoenix) in 1971 Below commentary copied from Dragzine.com Slingshot Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Modified Production, Super Stockers, a young and curvy Linda Vaughn; it's all there. But perhaps the most interesting element captured and one that drag racing historians will pick up on right away is the presence of "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Swamp Rat XIV. Although not the first rear engine dragster by any means, it undoubtedly ushered in the rear engine movement that led to the Top Fuel cars of today, and it's the footage of Garlits debuting and winning in the car at Pomona in 1971 that will forever live in infamy. But, as the AHRA Winternationals at Beeline took place in late January -- prior to the NHRA Winternationals -- what you're witnessing is the actual debut of the Swamp Rat XIV at Beeline.
Stock Super Stock Thunder Valley Dragways
NHRA, IHRA, stock, super stock, dragracing, racing, Marion, Thunder Valley Dragways, 2009
1981 NHRA WORLD FINALS - COMPETITIONPLUS.COM
Travel back in time to an era when the NHRA, seeking a more permanent home for its quality broadcasts produced by Diamond P, often ventured into the major networks such as ABC and NBC. The 1981 NHRA World Finals, moved to the famed Orange County International Raceway after Ontario Motor Speedway closed down, was broadcast on NBC's Sportsworld.
Vintage Drag Racing, First Ever NHRA National Event in 1955
Rare, historic footage of the first ever NHRA national event in 1955, taken before the event was rained out. The footage includes cars campaigned by Art Chrisman, Art Arfons, Edelbrock, Offenhauser, and other legends of racing.